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What's a Wreck?

A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

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- Jen

Figure It Out

Wrecky minion Jennifer T. is no dummy; she knows that sometimes you just can't trust a bakery to decorate your kid's birthday cake properly.

So this year, Jennifer asked the decorator to not even try. "Please just leave room so I can add my own toy figures," she asked, confident that this plan would FINALLY foil the wreckerators.


"Leave room to figure!!!"

Ahhh, those wily wreckerators.


...and now there is no room. The irony. IT BURNS.


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Reader Comments (26)

|2(sqrt{2[log4(16)]} - {[log3(27)]3})| + 2 = _____

September 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Yeah! Go figure.

September 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

LOL, SuBee!

September 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

Wow. GIving a kid a birthday cake with a math test on it. SO not fun!

September 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

As usual, SuBee wins. I have no idea what her comment was, but I'm sure someone can FIGURE it out.

September 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMoira

Again, left wondering, how does this "decorator" even tie a flippin' apron? Where does the hairnet end up? And how long has he/she been hitting the vanilla extract?

September 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

I can't even figure.....

September 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Hilarious how some of these wrecks take more effort than to just do them properly. That's dedication, right there!

September 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErica

I think that this is excellent philosophic advice to a child having a birthday. Thanks, Wrecky Baker!

September 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterFM

Wow. Passive-aggressive much?

September 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

SuBee, awesome comment. Is it 16?

September 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

$30 for a half-sheet with some squiggles? I figure I'll make my own cake, thank you.

September 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHairfish've done it again. You rock. And I did figure it out. The answer is: 16. Thank you Google!
Very clever SuBee as usual. LMAO.

September 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commentercookiemama

Crikey! Most of these wrecks just seem to come from sheer stupidity or willful evilness on the part of the decorator. But this one seems to perhaps be the fault of the order taker. The order taker probably did not write that down correctly in the first place. Then, the decorator might have thought, "Well that's a bit odd, but okay, people have their private jokes." and piped what he/she saw on the form.

Now, if Jennifer filled out the form herself, or if the person who filled out the form is also the decorator, then headdesk.

September 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

P.S. Hey @Subee, does that come out to 2 + 2 = ??

September 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Here you go Subee. My niece, the math major who does math problems for fun, solved it.

Answer is 16!
|2(sqrt{2 [log4(16)] } - { [log3(27)] 3})| + 2

log4(16)=2, because 4^2 = 16
log3(27)=3, because 3^3 = 27
So sqrt{2[log4(16)]}=sqrt{2*2}=2 and {log3(27)*3}=3*3=9
(sqrt{2 [log4(16)] } - { [log3(27)] 3})=-7
then the 2 at the beginning is multiplied by it all, so =-14. The vertical lines indicate absolute value, which means making a number positive, so |-14|=14. +2 =16!

September 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAllegra

*facepalm* Oi...

September 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

By the tag, I can tell you that cake is from TheStoreThatShallNotBeNamed, & also that it is "baked with pride". Hmmm....

September 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Yes, @SuBee and Allegra. Obviously this is the result of having Math Teacher drilling "show your work" into your head; can't even have some frelling CAKE without it.

September 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

Oh my gosh, I am laughing so hard. Really, I should be used to seeing such things but... go fig. The uningenuity of wreckorators never ceases to amaze me. Wow!

September 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterakathleen

Man, I need more room than that if I have to show my work.

September 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKnittedbooties

@ SaraCVT Yeah, somebody was definitely "baked"....

September 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

Thanks, Allegra. Clearly 'sqrt' is 'square root'. I was sitting here thinking "When did 'squirt' become a mathematical function?"

September 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

And cake wreckerators being what they are, you just know that if you actually asked for a cake with some calculus on it, you'd get a picture of a cactus.

At least this could be a way find out whether they are a nerd or a jock: say 'I want a differential on the cake', and see whether you get an equation or an engine part...

September 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDr Handle

Oh wow lol. Guess the wreckerators just didn't want to leave any room.. for anything to cover their mistake lol.

September 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Well, the obvious SOLUTION is to jam those toys in that extra text, so that there is no readable text left there. Just some red... liquid.

December 14, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterkt

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